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First UH emergency management town hall deemed a success
The University of Houston Emergency Management Bureau of the Department of Public Safety conducted its first Emergency Management Town Hall on Sept. 12.

September was National Preparedness Month and the University of Houston wanted to get out there and educate the campus community on how to make a plan, build a kit and stay informed.

Presentations by the Emergency Management Bureau, Harris County, City of Houston, National Weather Service, UH Fire Marshal�s Office and the UH Police Department were offered at the Town Hall.

The agencies hosted numerous information tables with preparedness and outreach information on how to stay prepared for just about any type of emergency. Participants were able to pick up flashlights, brochures, preparedness DVDs and much more.

Participants came from as far away as Pasadena to receive information and to learn something new. Members of the Student Government and Staff Council gathered information for the councils.

Joe Mendez, M.P.A., M.S., Director of Emergency Management noted, �We had a great turnout. My staff � Kelly Boysen and Ginger Walker � make collaboration an art and will make next year�s event even better, with a focus on networking and communications.�